Learner Corpus Research Summer School


The Centre for English Corpus Linguistics (CECL) is organizing the fifth edition of its Learner Corpus Research Summer School, which will take place at the University of Louvain, Belgium, from 3 to 7 July 2023.

The aim of the Summer School is to introduce learner corpus research through a series of lectures, workshops and hands-on sessions. It is intended both for (junior and seasoned) researchers who have recently embarked on a learner corpus project and those who simply want to know more about this exciting field of research. No prior knowledge in learner corpus research is expected.

Teaching staff: Sylvie De Cock, Gaëtanelle Gilquin, Sylviane Granger, Marie-Aude Lefer, Magali Paquot and Jennifer Thewissen.

The following topics will be covered:
Learner corpus design/compilation
Learner corpus annotation (including error annotation)
Learner corpus analysis (including data coding, Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis, Integrated Contrastive Model, introduction to statistics for learner corpus research)
Interpreting learner corpus data
Applications of learner corpus research

Hands-on sessions will help participants familiarize themselves with a range of software tools for linguistic analysis and native and learner corpora, in particular the International Corpus of Learner English and the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage.

Participants will have the opportunity to give a brief presentation of their project at the Learner Corpus Colloquium which will take place on the first day.

The Summer School will also feature one-to-one sessions with members of the CECL team to answer questions related to the design of individual projects.

Registration will open on 23 January 2023. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 30.

Information about the Summer School can be obtained from the following website: https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/ilc/cecl/learner-corpus-research-summer-school-2023.html

Published on December 16, 2022